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In a narrative beginning almost 1.5 million years ago with the emergence of Homo erectus, Frank Welsh takes the reader from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of terrorism.
A vivid, powerful and controversial look at how the world gets Africa wrong, and how a resurgent Africa is forcing us to think again
An narrative history of the final 100 years of the Republic.
One of the most successful history books of recent years, Agincourt is reissued with a new introduction by Bernard Cornwell and a new preface by Juliet Barker to mark the 600th anniversary of the battle.
In the tradition of In Cold Blood, the account of a massacre and a gripping portrait of evil, by the author of The Bookseller of Kabul
A lively and absorbing narrative of China's ascent from imperial doormat to global economic powerhouse.
*the full-scale story of the nineteenth-century imperial invasion of Africa
The traumatic story of one of the last major battles of World War II, in which the Poles fought off German troops and police, street by street, for sixty-three days.
With all the emotional power of The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan, by a writer who still lives in Kabul.
In 1966 the Republic of Botswana came into existence, and this is the tale of how one family played a central role in the country's development. This biography focuses on the Khama family, and in particular, Seretse Khama: a statesman, chief, husband, and father. Their personal story mirrors the beliefs of the country itself.
#1 New York Times Bestseller NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Oscar Nominated For Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program.
'A fascinating romance, a tribute to the love that beat Hitler' Daily Post
This beautiful reference guide provides a clear and comprehensive look at the weapons and vehicles of all the countries that fought in World War II. It offers an excellent overview of the diverse weaponry used by both the Axis Powers and the Allies. The weapons described here range from the pistol to the 75t battle tank and from single-engine fighter planes to the largest, heaviest battleships ever to have sailed the seas. Everything you might want to know about the development and deployment of each type of weapon can be found here along with technical specifications, brought to life by over 500 photographs and technical drawings. Bursting with facts, this book is a treasure trove for anyone interested in history or military history wishing to learn more about how developments in weapons technology influenced the course of World War II.